Poll: Small Businesses Say Weak Customer Demand, Not Regulations, Their Problem Reducing regulation came in fifth place. In fact, most small business owners see government standards as an important tool to level the playing field with big business. Small Business Majority - Solving Small Businesses Biggest Problems I can honestly say that government never got in the way of my business, nor did it directly intervene to make us successful. It simply contributed to the conditions that allowed us to succeed, and when we did, it collected more taxes. Going back to 2007, we've repeatedy looked for evidence of job migration because of taxes and dug into claims about the superiority of other states as business havens. While we won't deny that businesses occasionally relocate or expand in other states, we've found no credible study that shows taxes and regulation are a significant factor in hampering Minnesota's economic growth. Small businesses aren't built alone McClatchy reached out to owners of small businesses, many of them mom-and-pop operations, to find out whether they indeed were being choked by regulation, whether uncertainty over taxes affected their hiring plans and whether the health care overhaul was helping or hurting their business. Their response was surprising. None of the business owners complained about regulation in their particular industries, and most seemed to welcome it. Some pointed to the lack of regulation in mortgage lending as a principal cause of the financial crisis that brought about the Great Recession of 2007-09 and its grim aftermath. Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say | McClatchy ----------------------------------------------------------- Anyone with a search engine could go on endlessly. This only proves Romney and other Republican Business masterminds are fucking clueless. That, or they are outright lying to a base that is being mindlessly misled. I didn't cherry pick these stories. They all say pretty much the same thing. Small business is threatened by what Republicans are doing for big business. And small business needs customers. Rebuilding the nations infrastructure is one way to get money into the pockets of the middle class. Republicans will make sure that NEVER happens. Even you right wingers have to admit it.